China appreciates the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s efforts in preserving nuclear safety and will actively participate in the agency's safety operation in the future, said an official from China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) in Vienna on Wednesday.
Dong Baotong, director-general of the CAEA's Engineer System Department, addressed the IAEA's Board Meeting held in Vienna from Monday, expounding the Chinese government's attitude on the prevention of nuclear terrorism and the promoting of nuclear application.
He said china will earnestly fulfill its international obligations and commitments when taking part in the agency's nuclear safety operations, and further improve the management of domestic radioactive sources and the administrative regulations concerning its import and export.
China has sped up its development of nuclear energy, said Dong, adding that 11 nuclear power units have been put into operation in China, with a total installed capacity of 9.1 million kilowatts, and there are 24 more to be built.
He also noted that China is cooperating with the IAEA in fields like regulations standardizing, nuclear safety, waste disposal, and such cooperation and exchanges will not only help enhance China's research and development ability in nuclear power, but also provide support for other developing countries.